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Leyte Operations, 1945


Published 1945


National Archives description: "Summary: MS, mine sweeper escorting PT boats into Leyte Harbor. MS, CU, Gen Douglas MacArthur decorating a Filipino officer in Tacloban. Various shots, Gen MacArthur, Rear Admiral Daniel E Barbey, Vice Admiral Thomas C Kinkaid, General George C Kenney and other officers in Tacloban. Long shot, provincial capitol building. Sequence: Gen MacArthur and other officers leaving carrier Nashville and going ashore in PT boat. Sequence: Pres Sergio Osmena, MacArthur, others at American flag-raising ceremony. MS, CU, President Osmena speaking from capitol steps. 
ABOARD AIRCRAFT CARRIER.: Sequence, flight deck aboard aircraft carrier; planes with folded wings, men pushing bombs across deck, planes with bombs attached take off; destroyer under way nearby. Seq: Services on after deck of carrier. At end of service crew push plane and dead pilot off end of ship. LS, bombing of Japanese ship. (overexposed)" 
National Archives Identifier: 23415

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Run time 9 minutes 23 seconds
Producer United States. Army
Audio/Visual silent, black & white
Language English

Reviews

Reviewer: RLT - - September 27, 2014
Subject: THE BATTLE OFF SAMAR?
Although the date on this video is 1945, the escort carrier (CVE) being straddled by gunfire from 08:25-09:23 is reminiscent of Taffy 3 in the Battle off Samar.
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